Traffic Monsoon is a scam. You may have heard of it before. I have, but I’ve never used it. I’m now glad I stayed away because it’s been shut down.
But let’s backtrack a little bit…
This news story from January 2016 describes it very much as a pyramid scheme. Each member had to buy an “ad pack” and then click on 10 adverts. The plan was for members to receive a percentage of the advertising revenue. The problem is, clicking on 10 adverts really isn’t going to bring in much money at all.
It seems that the main person to benefit financially from Traffic Monsoon was the owner, Charles Scoville. Just think of all those $50 ad packs he was receiving money from! Apparently, he claimed that more than half the world was involved, so this would have made him a multi-billionaire!
So it’s a great shame he didn’t share more of his money with the other members, and actually let them have that money; because the big problem seemed to come when members tried to withdraw the money they had earned.
And now, according to this website, the Traffic Monsoon website has been shut down.
I just tried to visit the website myself and it failed to load, so it’s still down.
According to Charles Scoville, he thought it was due to a DDOS attack:
But, as that website points out, if it were a DDOS attack, other websites on neighbouring IP addresses would also be affected, and apparently, that’s not the case. Also, this happened 3 days ago and the website is still offline, so it looks like Traffic Monsoon really has been shut down.
And good riddance, I say. The more of these kinds of pyramid scheme scams that get shut down the better.